Heritage region: Branxholm was settled in the 1860s by James Reid Scott, who named it after a small village in his native Scotland. With the discovery of tin, the town grew; its products later became timber and hops.
Trail of the Tin Dragon: Local tourism operators from Tin Dragon Trail Cottages have developed a walk through an original Chinese alluvial mine site. Here a brief history of Henry Ah Ping and the Chinese miners of Branxholm is presented on posters at the start of a 15 minute circuit walk. Henry Ah Ping's walk is an easy 2km walk taking the visitor along the Ormuz/Arba water race to an historic alluvial tin mine site. Read more about heritage walks
Walking tracks: At 90 metres, Ralph Falls is Tasmania’s tallest single-drop waterfall. Cash’s Gorge is a beautiful but relaxed walk of 40 minutes. Nearby Cuckoo Falls is a 30-metre drop within pure rainforest. Mount Stronach Walking Track is a 2.5 hour trek with wonderful views from the summit. Mt William National Park offers long walks on empty beaches and a variety of coastal wildflowers. Bridport walking Track links the fabulous North East beaches, wild flower reserve, grasslands, ancient forests and the Brid River to give you a single accessible yet unique walking experience (class 3 track, 4.7 km).